Reviewer:Steve K Rob
February 20, 2016 Subject:
Ship of fools is one of the best! Estimated>eyes! Yes please. Second set is smoking!
January 26, 2016 Subject:
Unusual "Sugaree" where the tempo rushes in the second jam. Sounds like Jerry tries to slow it back down after that, without success. That may explain Bob's comment about having the rhythm section get a grip on themselves after the song.
July 9, 2015 Subject:
At the 6 minute mark they do similar jam to the 7 28 1982 red rocks almost Stephen
these shows just cook the taper did an amazing job. Thank you so very much for your hard work 5 stars yet will only give it 4 to keep steady for those who burn on to cd
June 18, 2015 Subject:
AUDIENCE IS ESSENTIAL
SOUNDBOARDS may be clear............but they are not GRATEFUL DEAD SHOWS IN ANY WAY OR FORM.....since without the audience participation/shouts /screams......... there is no show!!..........To capture the memories of a show the audience must be audible on the recording,,,,,,,,,,,since the energy of the audience is an integral part of the show,,,,,,,,,,,,it motivated the band to play better........the band or any band loves the audience to cheer them on.....to dance....to clap......the vibes from the audience was incredible,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,the band together WITH THE AUDIENCE FREAKIN'...WAS "ONE",,,,,,,,,SOUNDBOARDS IS LIKE LISTENING TO THE DEAD PLAYING IN AN EMPTY MUSIC HALL.....THERE IS SOMETHING MISSING,,,GREATLY MISSING,,,,,,,,,,,,IT DOES NOT EVEN SOUND LIKE A GRATEFUL DEAD SHOW ,,,,,,,,,,,,,TO BE TRANSPORTED BACK IN TIME TO A SHOW YOU SAW,,,,,,,YOU MUST HEAR THE AUDIENCE'S ...ENTHUSIASM......ALSO MOST soundboards sound tinny....BASS IS not thundering.....way too much treble......I must admit the clarity cannot be beat with soundboards............so crispy clear audience tapes blow away any soundboards,,,,,,,,,,of course bad quality audience tapes are unlistenable,,,,,,,,,,love JERRY
October 17, 2013 Subject:
definitely some inspired playing from Garcia, it is true that Candyman solo is a dream.
As noted the luxuriousness of Donna's voice is well-captured in From the Heart of Me. I think she really lent a lot of beauty to the band's sound.
January 29, 2013 Subject:
If you like jacked up '78 Dead, this one will completely satisfy.
November 14, 2012 Subject:
I'll get up and fly away . . .
I love the solo in Candyman, & Loser just smolders !!! Wow and how about that sweet Delia-D ? I think my all-time fav version. Actually the whole show just kind of burns like a log of good oak ! Very heartfelt renditions of standards like Bertha & GDTRFB but love the Estimated > Eyes too. Donna truly is on this night, not drowning out at all. The crowd is really into it too, and ready to feed off the energy and go along for the ride.
Sprinkled with new stuff of the day, they weren't tired after returning from Egypt, but instead on fire for nearly 3 hours ! I would have loved to have been there but had to get up early the next morning for second grade :) I didn't really know the Dead yet, but I think we were planning our own concert for a Thanksgiving show that year?
Thanks to modern technology, a HUGE Thank You to whoever pressed play + record 34 years ago tonight on the Nakamichi & as always, hats off to Charlie Miller. Like King Midas, all he touches truly turns to gold ! Future generations shall sing his praise !
November 20, 2011 Subject:
Superior recording! This AUD source captures the excitement of seeing the Dead on a GREAT night without any fan interference. Donna is ON, From The Heart Of Me is excellent, as are the vocals and harmonies throughout the show. To me, an audience recording such as this makes me feel like soundboards are missing something, namely the excitement of the crowd! That energy and vibe that flowed thru the crowd on a good night was "beyond description"...for those not lucky enough to have seen them, this audience recording provides a window into that experience. Listen.
November 16, 2010 Subject:
Another great first set...
First set starts out kind of ordinary with solid, but unremarkable Sugaree and El Paso and then the boys are FULL-ON for the whole rest of the first set! Especially Candyman through Passenger. Rocking first set!
Second set hits stride around Estimated>Eyes with top-notch versions of both songs. Short, but sweet Drums and Space, and a welcome Wharf Rat lead into a raucous NFA>GDTRFB>Johnny B. Goode that I can't image left anyone in the room in their seats. Driving it all the way home at the end.
Another gem from '78!!
November 14, 2010 Subject:
Interesting that there are "only" two recordings of this, and just a handful of reviews. Sugaree, the crowd is ravenous, great energy. The Miracle set one closer, from 3:30 on, has the energy of a Truckin', with an a-capella ending. Brilliant. Excellent Bertha. Probably one of the best versions of Ship of Fools. And Garcia in overdrive on GDTRFB, really lets fly (check out his turnaround just after the four minute mark).
December 2, 2009 Subject:
not really all that out there as far as jamming goes. sometimes the band members more yell some sorta more passionate version and other times they are real hippy earnest. It seems like this is not a wild experimental jam out until your soul is pinned to the ceiling otherworldly record setting drop your belt kinda night. So I know in the nostalgic heads perspective you kinda want to pretend like you are getting a real "show" experience. I get it all I really do. I brush my teeth with Grateful toothpaste. And this might seem like pee in your bisque, but I really hope you could listen to from the heart of me and give it credit as it is a really pretty version. Thank you and enjoy your dark stars.
July 20, 2009 Subject:
This sounds so good, people. After 20+ years Steve's master crawl out of the closet and sound like this... amazing stuff.
I personally like 78-79 so I'm a bit biased, but this is a great show too. You can get a load of the crowd's excitement and energy from the start.